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  • Interstellar Mage: Starship's Mage

  • Red Falcon Book 1
  • By: Glynn Stewart
  • Narrated by: Ian Gordon Jennifer Gill
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 310
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309

Captain David Rice has a new ship, a new crew, and a new set of Jump Mages to carry him between the stars. All he wants is to haul cargo, make money and keep his head down. His past, however, is not so willing to let him go. An old enemy is reaching out from beyond the grave to destroy any chance of peace or life for Captain Rice - and old friends are only making things more complicated!

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, terrible narrators

  • By Andreas on 01-04-18

Disaster of a procuction

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-22-17

This Audio Book was destroyed by the addition of Echo or Reverb. I have no idea why the audio book was setup that way, but I didn't make it passed chapter 3 before I gave up. It was a total disaster of a production. I will not buy anymore of the series.

24 of 27 people found this review helpful

  • Hijackers

  • Red Angel, Book 3
  • By: C. R. Daems
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle de Cuir
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 40

Anna's nice comfortable world is in turmoil. Because of their success in destroying the foreign Raiders, Anna, Kris, and Adrian were promoted to full commander, and the project team was disbanded. Kris and Adrian were given NIA offices to manage on Stone Ring and Westar, and Anna is being pressured to move to Eastar to manage the NIA station.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book!

  • By Vincent P. on 12-12-17

Rape Is Difficult to Stomach

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-13-17

The Red Angle Series is fantastic. I have listened to all three of the books so many times that the recordings are starting to fray at the edges. All three books are above and beyond story telling. I will not go into the details of the stories because you will have to judge for yourself.

  • Raiders

  • By: C. R. Daems
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle de Cuir
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

Anna and her Naval Intelligence Agency (NIA) teammates have a new high-priority assignment: foreign raiders who are wreaking havoc within the United Alliance of Stars. They hit high value targets, have access to inside information, kill the security guards, and leave no witnesses. The NIA team soon discovers the raiders' system has been well thought out and has no weak links to exploit. The raiders prove arrogant, resourceful, and in no hurry to leave.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • unable to stop listening

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-18-17

A Story to Remember

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-13-17

The Red Angle Series is fantastic. I have listened to all three of the books so many times that the recordings are starting to fray at the edges. All three books are above and beyond story telling. I will not go into the details of the stories because you will have to judge for yourself.

  • Smugglers

  • Red Angel, Book 1
  • By: C. R. Daems
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle de Cuir
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

Anna survives a deadly virus at age four thanks to a poisonous red-headed krait. The medical community is excited since there is no known cure for the virus, but Anna and her snake, Red, have a symbiotic relationship. If she is ever separated from Red, she will die. As her krait becomes known and valuable throughout the three star empires as one of only a handful of such snakes, she fights off attempts to kill her and snatch Red. When the Naval Intelligence Agency, the NIA, recruits her, her adventures grow beyond fending off thieves and killers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Story Telling

  • By M. Eglestone on 12-13-17

Fantastic Story Telling

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-13-17

The Red Angle Series is fantastic. I have listened to all three of the books so many times that the recordings are starting to fray at the edges. All three books are above and beyond story telling. I will not go into the details of the stories because you will have to judge them for yourself.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Blood of Dragons

  • The Legacy of Dragons, Book 2
  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,029
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,893
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,896

Twenty years after the war that overthrew the Great Guilds, the Empire is vowing to avenge the massive defeat of the Imperial legions at Dorcastle. Aiding the Imperials are renegade Mechanics and Mages still loyal to the old Guilds or employed by the Empire. But before they can launch an all-out war, the Imperials must eliminate a major threat: Kira, daughter of Master Mechanic Mari and Master of Mages Alain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this series! I relisten all the time!

  • By Trudy Owens on 08-20-17

Run Jane Run!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-20-17

This Series starts out well, then it digresses into one endless chase scene. I think I have listened to the last one.

  • The Summer Dragon

  • First Book of The Evertide
  • By: Todd Lockwood
  • Narrated by: Ali Ahn
  • Length: 17 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 815
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 762
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 762

Maia and her family raise dragons for the political war machine. As she comes of age, she anticipates a dragon of her own to add to the stable of breeding parents. Her peaceful life is shattered when the Summer Dragon - one of the rare and mythical High Dragons - makes an appearance in her quiet valley. Political factions vie for control of the implied message, threatening her aspirations, her aerie, her entire way of life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 star plotline, 2 star main character

  • By Allison on 12-01-16

Bad Narration Destroyed the Story

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-19-16

An otherwise decent story totally destroyed by bad narration. I have said this many times in the past but it needs to be said again. "Narration Makes The Story." Even a poor story can survive with proper narration.

  • A Call to Duty

  • Book I of Manticore Ascendant
  • By: David Weber, Timothy Zahn
  • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
  • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,272
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,177

Growing up, Travis Uriah Long yearned for order and discipline in his life...he two things his neglectful mother couldn’t or wouldn’t provide. So when Travis enlisted in the Royal Manticoran Navy, he thought he’d finally found the structure he’d always wanted so desperately. But life in the RMN isn’t exactly what he expected. Boot camp is rough and frustrating; his first ship assignment lax and disorderly; and with the Star Kingdom of Manticore still recovering from a devastating plague, the Navy is possibly on the edge of budgetary extinction.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Blend of Military Sci-Fi and Space Opera

  • By lykanthrope on 12-03-14

Nothing invested in the outcome

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-26-15

The problem with this series is, the reader has nothing invested in the outcome. We already know how things turn out in the end. It's history - and it does not change. I find that I could not care less about the people involved in the story. What they did might be wonderful, but it does not change anything in the future of Manticore. We already know what happens in the Honor Harrington series and, for me, that is really all I care about. I would prefer that David Weber invest in the next episode in the future of Manticore, rather than the past.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Witches on Parole

  • WitchLight Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Debora Geary
  • Narrated by: Madeleine Lambert
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 232
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231

World-famous (and now retired) photographer Jenvieve Adams has a debt to repay - and a soft spot for modern witches who have lost their way. Or so she thinks, until they actually show up.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, poor narrator

  • By Deborah on 06-25-15

Narration was not pleasing to the ear.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-20-15

I'm sure that Madeleine Lambert did her best, but monotone narration was never my thing, and the total departure of voices did not lend itself to pleasant listening.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Midnight's Kiss

  • Elder Races, Book 8
  • By: Thea Harrison
  • Narrated by: Sophie Eastlake
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,210
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,133

Ever since their scorching affair ended years ago, Julian, the Nightkind King, and Melisande, daughter of the Light Fae Queen, have tried to put the past behind them - and distance between them. But when a war breaks out between Julian and Justine, a powerful Vampyre of the Nightkind council, they find themselves thrown together under treacherous circumstances....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Elder Races Baby!!!

  • By NEW NAME on 05-07-15

No Forgiveness

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-20-15

I'm not sure what Thea Harrison wants us to think in this story. After what Julian did to Carling, in two different stories, I, for one, don't care if he lives or dies. If the truth be known, the world would be a better place without him.

In case anyone wonders, I did not finish the story. I had no desire to even attempt to finish it. Perhaps Harrison justifies Julian's behavior, but forgiveness isn't in me for this vampire, no matter what was done to him in the past.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Raven Cursed

  • Jane Yellowrock, Book 4
  • By: Faith Hunter
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 15 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,474
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,145

The vampires of Asheville, North Carolina, want to establish their own clan, but since they owe loyalty to the Master Vampire of New Orleans, they must work out the terms with him. To come up with an equitable solution, he sends an envoy with the best bodyguard blood money can buy: skinwalker Jane Yellowrock. But when a group of local campers are attacked by something fanged, Jane goes from escort to investigator. Is it a rogue-vampire, shapechanger, or witch? Or something else magical?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Meh

  • By Rosemary on 06-04-13

Not my favorite story.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-09-15

Raven cursed isn't my favorite Jane Yellowrock story. It is, however, a typical Yellowrock story.

I don't think I will get any angry arguments when I say that Jane isn't the brightest bulb in the box. She admits that fact to everyone. Her mistakes are legion and she manages to get a lot of people killed in nearly every story. Now, after saying that, you must realize that Faith Hunter writes the stories that way. And no, I don't know why she cripples her action heroine. Perhaps to those who much is given, much is taken away?

I have also wondered why Faith Hunter insists on using First Person for her stories. The obvious drawback to this form is that Jane seems at times to sit back and watch while the carnage takes place all around her. Since she is incapable of taking positive action while describing in detail the actions taking place, it makes her appear to do nothing while folks die. First person stories always have that drawback built in. The Jane Yellowrock series would have been better in third person with first person insights added as required. Also, what's with the "Fashion Comments" in the middle of action scenes. Are they really necessary to the story?